Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians either fled or were forced from their homes during the war that led to Israel's establishment in 1948.
Chris Gunness, an UNRWA spokesman, said the refugee crisis was being perpetuated by "failure of the parties to deal with the issue".
"Should UNRWA disappear, Israel, the occupying power in the West Bank and Gaza, which is legally charged with the well-being of the civilian population in the territory, would assume greater responsibility for the over 2 million refugees in the territory which UNRWA supports", Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, told Newsweek. Privately, it understands that US support for both UNRWA and the Palestinian Authority is in Israel's interest because it maintains the status quo and alleviates a financial burden for Israel.
UNRWA has also come under fire on many occasions for spreading anti-Semitic hate in its schools and employing members of terror organizations and supporters of terror. The U.S. later denied the report, saying the funding was still "under review".
That month the agency also announced the suspension of an UNRWA employee suspected of having been elected a Hamas leader.
Earlier, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in the weekly cabinet meeting that UNRWA agency should gradually shut down.
He continued, "Israel is sending two messages". For example, Breitbart Jerusalem reported last week that the agency was unable to confirm whether its statistic of 500,000 was a true reflection of the number of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon when that country's own bureau of statistics cites 175,000 - almost two thirds less than UNRWA's number.
Haaretz said, according to the PNN, that Netanyahu's bureau said, over the weekend, that the prime minister "supports a critical approach by President Trump and believes that practical steps must be taken to change the situation in which UNRWA perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem instead of resolving it".
A Friday report on Israeli Channel 10 television said the USA had frozen a payment due to UNRWA, but a spokesman for the United Nations organisation said on Saturday that they "have not been informed directly of a formal decision either way by the U.S. administration". "At this time no such decisions have been made".
Rather, Egypt's positions are conveyed by the president, the minister of foreign affairs and in official statements as well. In response to Trump's move, Egypt publicly said the decision was a violation of global resolutions on the city's status.
There have also been issues with some products, including the recall of its Karma aerial camera in 2016, after unexpected crashes. Later in the day, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman told Bloomberg the company would be open to sale, but isn't actively shopping itself .
Chinese maritime authorities have dispatched eight vessels, including three specialised cleansing vessels, for search and rescue. The Chinese vessel, carrying grain from the United States , suffered minor damage "without jeopardising the safety of the ship".
Reagan died in 2004, at age 93, from pneumonia complicated by the Alzheimer's disease that had progressively clouded his mind. As Guy noted , Bannon made several colossal errors which predicated his downfall from Trump's so-called grace.
The American Cancer Society predicts that in 2018, there will be 1,735,350 new cases of cancer and 609,640 deaths. The report was published by the American Cancer Society which shows the data of 2.4 million fewer deaths.
With Brian Gutekunst securing the job, only five days after it officially was open, Ball's candidacy has collapsed. That is not the case , and it's unclear if Ball will stay in his current position as vice president.
Mularkey has an 18-14 record in two full seasons as the Titans' head coach, after the Titans went 5-27 in the two previous years. The Titans needed a win in their regular-season finale and some help to earn a wild-card spot as the AFC's fifth seed.
Gruden is scheduled to work the network's playoff game Saturday in Kansas City between the Chiefs and Tennessee Titans . The last time Gruden coached the Raiders was January 19, 2002 against the New England Patriots.
Princess Charlotte's nursery look
It encourages "high standards, excellence and good manners" and has an all-female teaching staff. The daughter of Prince William and Princess Kate also donned a pink backpack and pink scarf.
Small Fire Breaks Out on Trump Tower Roof
The building served as Donald Trump's primary residence and workplace before he took up residence in the White House past year . Trump Tower caught fire on Monday morning, with emergency responders rushing to the scene just after 7am in midtown Manhattan.
SBI may announce minimum balance criteria again
SBI was followed by Punjab National Bank which recorded the collection of Rs 97.34 crore during the April-November period. While between April and October, the MAB was Rs 5,000 for metro accounts which was brought down to Rs 3,000 per account.
Trump postpones his fake "Fake News Awards"
Directing his words to Trump, he added: "Personally, I'm excited for your Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards". But President Trump isn't one to be overshadowed, so he's getting in on the awards show action himself.
Niles, Hermitage Kmart stores to close in April
Sears holding announced in November that it was closing 45 Kmarts including the one in Macon on Tom Hill Sr.Boulevard. Kate Hogan, Centerville's economic development director, says losing the store isn't necessarily a bad thing.